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Events and Presentations on Indigenous Health topics

The Indigenous Health Program, the Circle of Support Mentorship Program, and The Global Health Office are always happy partner with other groups and organizations to bring in top notch presenters on an array of Indigenous and diversity topics.

Summer Programs



Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine Indigenous Health Program provides summer programming for youth from the Indigenous communities. The Indigenous Health Sciences Summer Camp will be held in three locations the first at Cape Breton University/Nova Scotia Community College-Marconi Campus the second at Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish and the third at Dalhousie University. The goal of summer programming is to provide our Indigenous learners with fun, hands-on, and interactive activities to increase interest in the health professions. 

Indigenous Nova Scotian students from across Nova Scotia who are interested in a career in health are invited to apply for this camp. The purpose of the camp is to increase interest in the health professions within the Indigenous community. The camp will introduce youth to a variety of health professions through fun, hands-on and interactive programming. The camp will also consist of personal development, cultural and recreational activities such as First Nation drumming, swimming and other outdoor activities.  

Youth can apply for the one or all of the following summer opportunities:

  • Sydney, Cape Breton University – July 18-21, 2017 (Grade 8, 9, 10, 11)
  • Antigonish, Saint Francis University – July 23-26, 2017 (Grade 8, 9, 10, 11)
  • Halifax, Dalhousie University – August 7-9, 2017 (Grade 8, 9, 10, 11) (NEW CAMP DATES)


  • Applications are due for the CBU and STFX on May 30, 2017 at 4:30pm
  • Applications for Dalhousie University are due June 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

For more information and application details contact Joe MacEachern.

Indigenous Health Career Fair

Are you an Indigenous High School Student? Are you interested in a Career in the health Field? Come Join us and explore the many options that are available.

Where – Room 170 - Collaborative Health Sciences Education Building (CHEB), 5793 University Ave, Halifax, NS

When - Tuesday May 2nd, 2017 10:00am-1:00pm

  • Live cultural performances!
  • Speakers!
  • Food!
  • Fun!

For more information contact Joe MacEachern.

Dr. Barry Lavallee (Being recorded for the Circle of Support Mentorship Program’s virtual library)
Date: March 11, 2017
Location: Location: Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB) Room 170, 5793 University Ave, Halifax

Part of the 2017 Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference (Conference Dates: Mar. 10 & 11, 2017)

THE Crossroads Conference is hosted by the Health and Human Performance Graduate Student Society at Dalhousie University Crossroads is a national, student-led research conference.  As one of the longest-running events of its kind, Crossroads aims to bring student researchers together to learn, collaborate, and connect.

For more information please visit the conference website.

Dr. Barry Lavallee is a member of Manitoba First Nation and Métis communities, and is a University of Manitoba trained family physician specializing in Indigenous health and northern practice. His clinical work has focused on the health and healing needs of First Nation and Métis communities. He has a Masters of Clinical Sciences from the University of Western Ontario. His research and clinical areas are chronic diseases, transgenerational trauma, impact of colonization on Indigenous communities and international Indigenous health. He is the Director of Student Support and Education for the Centre for Aboriginal Health Education, University of Manitoba and Indigenous Health UGME Curriculum Lead for the University of Manitoba.

Indigenous Healthcare Event
Date: March 21, 2017 @ 6 PM
Location: Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB) Room 170, 5793 University Ave, Halifax

UBC Surgeon Dr. Nadine Caron and the Aboriginal Children’s Hurt & Healing Initiative

The first female First Nations surgeon in Canada

The speaking event will take place March 21st, 2017 at 6:00pm in the Collaborative Health Education Building (5793 University Ave, Halifax, NS B3H 1V7) in room 170 on the first floor. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.

Please join us for this unique opportunity to hear from a prominent group of leaders in Indigenous health. All healthcare students, trainees and faculty are welcome to attend the event. We encourage you to forward this message to any relevant persons or networks, including student mailing lists. Visit our event page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/236393603490276/  

Dr. Nadine Caron completed her medical training at the University of British Columbia and the University of California, San Francisco. She holds an MA in Public Health from Harvard University, and works as a General and Endocrine Surgeon at Prince George Regional Hospital. She has played an active role in shaping Canada's health agenda through involvement with the CIHR, BC Ministry of Health and Canadian Medical Association. She is internationally renowned for her advocacy work to address the special health needs and disparities of rural, remote, urban, and northern Aboriginal communities

The Aboriginal Children's Hurt & Healing Initiative (ACHH) is a broad partnership of Mi’kmaki community leaders, clinicians, Elders, youth and researchers from Dalhousie University, University of New Brunswick, the IWK Health Centre and more. ACHH works with communities and clinicians to bridge the gap in current understanding of Aboriginal children’s pain. They will be presenting research that has helped produce clinical guidelines for health professionals working with Indigenous peoples.